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Re: coefficient of constant term (Q:)

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  • Subject: [mg7055] Re: [mg7002] coefficient of constant term (Q:)
  • From: Robert Pratt <rpratt at>
  • Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 22:04:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Why not substitute zero for all variables?

Rob Pratt
Department of Mathematics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 3250, 331 Phillips Hall
Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3250

rpratt at

On Thu, 1 May 1997, m.r. wrote:

> greetings:
> please offer suggestions on obtaining the constant term of an expression
> containing a list of variables.
> using CoefficientList i was able to build such a function, though
> the returned  list has a  "large" length. 
> since the list of variables grows as n^3,
>  the  execution time became the issue even for "small" n.
> sincerely, 
> m. r.
> email:  schaferk at

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